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ANSELL, Mary; The Happy Garden. London, Cassell & Co., 1912, First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; viii, 224 pp, colored frontis from painting, with tissue guard, 23 plates from photos, other illustrations from drawings, appendix of Latin and common names of flowers and plants, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt and color sun-dial on front, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial endpapers of garden plan, light edge-wear, very light foxing on few margins, clean near fine copy.

A minor classic with charming illustrations, including some plates of the author's home interior. The author was the wife of 'Peter Pan' author J. M. Barrie.

US$400. bookID # 12564


CARSON, Rachel; The Edge of the Sea. London, Staples Press, [1955], First British edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xii, 276 pp, numerous illustrations by Robert (Bob) Hines, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly chipped at edge of spine & corner, short tear), spine slightly faded, but a near fine copy in very good dj.

Written before her classic, Silent Spring, this work is divided into three sections: The Rocky Shore, The Rim of Sand and the Coral Coast, these regions found all over the world but the eastern coast of US used as illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 7482


GIBBONS, Felton; Deborah Strom; Neighbors to the Birds; A History of Bird watching in America. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1988, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 364 pp, illus, index, bibliog, original cloth-backed boards with gilt spine title lettering, dj, quite fine, clean.

Well-written book which includes useful chapters on literature of birding, great naturalists, artists, women and bird conservation, early history, etc.

US$1. bookID # 8916


GIBBONS, Felton; Deborah Strom; Neighbors to the Birds; A History of Birdwatching in America. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1988, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 364 pp, illus, index, bibliog, original half cloth, dj, fine.

Well-written book which includes useful chapters on literature of birding, great naturalists, artists, women and bird conservation, early history, etc.

US$1. bookID # 4745


GLENN, Rewa [pseud. of Marguerite Maude Johnson]; The Botanical Explorers of New Zealand. Wellington, A. H. & A. W. Reid, [1950], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 176 pp, colored frontis from painting, other colored plate, photo plates, map endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small crease at upper spine, small bookplate of H. A. H. Insull, else near fine and clean in fair dj (chipped at spine end, rubbed, tear, not price clipped).

A description of the plant hunters of New Zealand, biographies of exploration, of a country of most unusual plants. Bagnall 472. The colored plates, one being of orchids, are from Margaret Johnson's fine paintings.

US$24. bookID # 12909


HENSHAW, Julia W.; Mountain Wild Flowers of America; A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and Descriptions of the Flowers that Bloom Above the Clouds. Boston, Ginn & Company, 1906, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xxi, 384 pp, 100 plates including frontis from photos, glossary, indexes, original green pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine flower vignette, spine little faded, front cover quite bright, minor rubbing to lower edge, slight foxing to few leaves, clean, unmarked, very good+.

The original edition, very well-illustrated, describing hundreds of flowering plants of the Rocky Mountains, the work became a minor classic and often referred to. The book is arranged by color of flowers with a separate section on flowering shrubs.

US$22. bookID # 11728


HENSHAW, Julia W.; Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains. New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, [1915], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xx], 383 pp, 16 color plates including frontis, 64 other plates from photos, glossary, indexes, original brown pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little faded, light stain on edge of cover, clean unmarked copy, interior is near fine in very good cover.

A detailed and well-illustrated work on the flowers of the Rocky Mountains, describing hundreds of plants. This work is a re-working of her earlier Mountain Wild Flowers of America published in 1905, but this work with new material and with the colored plates. Includes a botanical key to plant families and species. The book is arranged by ferns, trees and color of flowers.

US$21. bookID # 11727


LOCKWOOD, Alice G. B.; Gardens of Colony and State; Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic Before 1840. np, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931-34, First Editions, folio [37 x 26 cm]; 2 volumes, xxii [ii], 464; xxiv, 444 pp, 2 frontis, numerous illus, plans, bibliography, original 2 part cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on front covers, and gilt title on spine, cover of volume I lightly spotted, light crease of endpaper, else a clean near fine set, volume I has the scarce dust jacket (chipped at edges.

A massive work with hundreds of illustrations from photos, early sources, drawings. The books are organized by state, with Volume I covering New England, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Great Lake states, Pennsylvania and Volume II on the southern states including Florida and California, together with a chapter on fences and enclosures in each volume. A classic of landscape architecture.

US$700. bookID # 8089


LOUNSBERRY, Alice; Gardens Near the Sea; The Making and Care of Gardens on or Near the Coast with Reference also to Lawns and Grounds and to Trees and Shrubbery. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1910], First Edition, large 8vo [243 x 18 cm]; xv, [i], 274 pp, color frontis and 7 other color plates from paintings by H. W. Faulkner, 64 bw plates from photos, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, light foxing on two leaves, spine ends bit rubbed, internal hinges with publisher's re-enforcement, very good clean copy.

An excellent and early production on the gardens of the Northeastern US, with charming illustrations and well-written text, including detailed descriptions of the plants used. The eight color plates are from paintings by Herbert Faulkner. It "has occupied an almost unique niche for years. It gives practical advice on how to establish barriers to enable gardens to survive and gives lists of plants suitable for planting near the sea". (Hedrick and Woodburn). Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 191.

US$60. bookID # 8142


LOUNSBERRY, Alice; Gardens Near the Sea; The Making and Care of Gardens on or Near the Coast with Reference also to Lawns and Grounds and to Trees and Shrubbery. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1910], First Edition, large 8vo [243 x 18 cm]; xv, [i], 274 pp, color frontis and 7 other color plates from paintings by H. W. Faulkner, 64 bw plates from photos, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, light wear and spotting to cover, internal hinges with publisher's re-enforcement, signature on endpaper, interior is clean and near fine in good cover.

An excellent and early production on the gardens of the Northeastern US, with charming illustrations and well-written text, including detailed descriptions of the plants used. The eight color plates are from paintings by Herbert Faulkner. It "has occupied an almost unique niche for years. It gives practical advice on how to establish barriers to enable gardens to survive and gives lists of plants suitable for planting near the sea". (Hedrick and Woodburn). Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 191. Very nice illustrations.

US$45. bookID # 11232


LYNCH, Nancy; illustrations by Gill Tomblin; The Old-Fashioned Garden. New York, Rizzoli, [1987], First edition, large 8vo [30 x 21.5 cm]; 4 double-page color pop-up garden plans, table of perennials, other illustrations in color, map, original pictorial boards, fine and clean with pop-ups all in working order, no tears.

The content is aimed at the novice gardener but the illustrations and pop-ups will appeal to everyone. Frank Anderson was a consultant for the work.

US$8. bookID # 11335


MCKENNY, Margaret; E. L. D. Seymour; Your City Garden. New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1937, First Edition, 12mo; xiv, [1/2 title], 215pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, plans, original cloth, dj (chipped and worn), else quite good.

US$2. bookID # 630


ROGERS, Julia Ellen; The Shell Book; a Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living Mollusks, and an aid to the Identification of Shells Native and Foreign. New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908, First edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; xxi, 485 pp, 8 color plates, colored frontis with tissue guards, 96 other plates, mostly from photos by A. R. Dugmore, each with several illus, index, original cloth, pictorial gilt shell on spine, gilt lettering on spine and cover, signature on endpaper, light rubbing on outer edges, light dampstain on outer corner of some leaves, else very good, clean and sound copy.

A very well illustrated and detailed description of each species by renowned expert and naturalist.

US$15. bookID # 11078


ROHDE, Eleanor Sinclair; The Old English Gardening Books. London, Marin Hopkinson and Company, 1924, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 144 pp, illus, 16 plates, 8 plans, title page vignette, index, original cloth-backed boards, original paper labels, fine, clean and unmarked in the scarce dust jacket (short tear, slight wear but quite good), with an extra loose title label.

An important and detailed contribution with plates and bibliography mainly 16th and 17th century. With a chapter on William Lawson, Gervase Markham, John Parkinson.

US$180. bookID # 11846


TABOR, Grace; Old-Fashioned Gardening; a History and a Reconstruction. New York, McBride, Nast & Company, 1913, First Edition, roy 8vo; xviii, 263 pp, frontis with tissue guard, illus, plates, tinted plans, good bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering in gilted border on cover and gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, nice chapter head pieces, spine end a bit frayed, near fine, interior is clean and fine.

A very well-illustrated work with plates in decorative borders. Plates include buildings, gardens, entrance ways, ornaments, etc. In two parts, the first on history includes Spanish gardens in the semi-tropics, English gardens of gentlemen adventurers, New Amsterdam housewive's gardens, puritan gardens, catholick and quaker gardens, presidents' gardens, etc, with the reconstruction section on old-fashioned gardens, design, inclosures, old flowers, ornaments, reproducing the old fashioned gardens.

US$90. bookID # 12563


TABOR, Grace; The Landscape Gardening Book, wherein are set down the simple laws of beauty and utility which should guide the development of all grounds. Toronto, The Copp Clark Company, McBride, Winston & Company, [1911], First edition, Canadian issue, identical to first US edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; [xii], 180 pp, frontis, illustrations and plates, from photos, garden plans, index, original pictorial cloth with embossed color photo, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, corners a bit rubbed but a clean and fine, unmarked copy, covers bright.

A very well-illustrated and highly useful work on landscaping including chapters on style, vines as harmonizers, vistas good and bad, boundaries, entrances and gateways, use of trees and shrubs, flowers, winter gardens, garden structures and furniture, accessories, etc.

US$80. bookID # 11720


WAKEFIELD, Elsie M.; R. W. G. Dennis; Common British Fungi; A Guide to the More Common Larger Baidiomycetes of the British Isles. Surrey, Saiga Publishing Co, 1981, Second edition, revised in light of recent developments, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; viii, 216 pp, illus, 111 color plates from paintings, illustrations in text, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj, clean & fine.

An updated version of this classic, originally published in 1930, with most attractive plates. Each species is described in detail.

US$3. bookID # 6637


WAMPLER, Maryrose (paintings); Fred Wampler (text); Wildflowers of Indiana. Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, [1988], First Edition, folio; xx, 177 pp, 80 fine color plates, glossary, bibliog, original cloth, dj, fine.

A fine work by the premier botanical artist of the region.

US$15. bookID # 5950


WARE, Mary G.; Thoughts in My Garden. Boston, Crosby and Nichols, and Wm. Carter & Brother, 1863, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xxii, [ii], [25]-268 pp, engraved head and tail pieces, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light number on spine, tipped in leaf on endpaper from another source with rose engravings, interior is clean and near fine, very good sound binding.

The author's thoughts in her garden including squirrels, birds, uses of the garden, household garden, seeds, pleasures, philosophy, etc.

US$30. bookID # 12197


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, small stain on front cover, dj (chipped at edge, wear), very good.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$20. bookID # 11039


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little faded, small stain on front cover, else very good, interior is clean and fine.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$10. bookID # 11836


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, slightly rubbed at spine ends but a bright clean and fine copy, unmarked.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$12. bookID # 9590


WOOD, Christina; illustrations by Nancy Lou Gahan; Safari South America. New York, Taplinger Publishing co, [1973], First American Edition, 8vo; 224 pp, illustrations from drawings, original cloth, spine lightly faded, dj, fine.

The author, when hearing of the animal rescue mission in Surinam, South America, not only joined and wrote about animal life there but started her own effort to save threatened wildlife. Much of the book is on the rare Saki monkeys of Guyana.

US$10. bookID # 1638


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